Boundary & Easement Disputes
Many property owners believe they know where their property lines really are, or believe their access rights are secure. They may not have had a land survey. When a neighboring property owner conducts a survey, a boundary or easement dispute may be the result.
Our skilled property boundary disputes lawyer can help resolve disagreements between neighbors over issues including:
- Drainage issues, from grading of lots that changes water drainage for neighbors, from digging pools or building terraces
- Encroachment conflicts involving landscaping, structures or fences that cross property lines between neighbors
- Spite fences built that serve no practical utility and are erected for the purpose of blocking views or inconveniencing a neighbor
- Disputes over set backs like sheds or improvements such as air conditioner units creating noise, or otherwise restricting a neighbor's enjoyment of his or her property
We handle easement disputes involving shared property that exists as part of the respective owners' deeds, such as a driveway. We can help you when there are no witnesses to the reasons why there is an easement, and the parties are left with only the language in the deeds to determine its scope and uses. We represent clients in adverse possession claims and claims of prescriptive property rights.
Our firm also assists clients in obtaining access easements to land-locked property. Access disputes can involve potentially lucrative, undeveloped land that is surrounded by other peoples' property and has no road access, or that has environmental issues, such as wildlife habitats, that prevent the installation of access roads.